I am not sure if it's even on the menu. What we are more likely to see in the future is the dual targeting YJ-83B launched from the U-VLS as illustrated in the last Zhuhai show.
I am not convinced the VLS shown at Zhuhai last year is necessarily the UVLS -- and if it does happen to be the UVLS I do not believe all of the weapons depicted in that diagram would be integrated for the PLAN either.
Instead, I believe it is a marketing display for prospective integration for export customers.
Integrating the new dual mode YJ-83 for the UVLS when the YJ-18 is already the primary AShM at this stage and when both possess a similar air breathing flight profile, doesn't make sense to me, unless the YJ-83 variant is capable of being accommodated in a shorter length variant than the 9m length.
But even then, the fact remains that neither YJ-18 nor the dual mode YJ-83 are replacements for the long anticipated and rumoured land attack YJ-18 variant, which should be a peer to Tomahawk and subsonic Kalibr LACM.
In fact, now that the supposed YJ-21 UVLS launched AShBM is revealed, I would say that among the weapons we should be actively anticipating to be revealed as integrated for the UVLS, are:
- LACM YJ-18 variant
- 3-5 quad pack MR SAM (could be FM-3000N, but I find it more likely to be a different missile)
- VL ASROC type weapon (either Yu-8, or a new design)
Other ones we expect but are less clear on for timing include a VLR SAM, an ABM weapon, and other anti ship weapons.